Publication date: June 3rd, 2013
Genre: NA Coming-of-Age
Synopsis: Saylor Grayson makes herself sick. Literally.She ate her first needle when she was seven. Now, at nineteen, she’s been kicked out of college for poisoning herself with laxatives. The shrinks call it Munchausen Syndrome. All Saylor knows is that when she’s ill, her normally distant mother pays attention and the doctors and nurses make her feel special.Then she meets Drew Dean, the leader of a local support group for those with terminal diseases. When he mistakes her for a new member, Saylor knows she should correct him. But she can’t bring herself to, not after she’s welcomed into a new circle of friends. Friends who, like Drew, all have illnesses ready to claim their independence or their livesFor the first time, Saylor finds out what it feels like to be in love, to have friends who genuinely care about her. But secrets have a way of revealing themselves. What will happen when Saylor’s is out?
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My Views: “She ate her first needle when she was seven.”
Can you explain your reaction after you have read the above sentence? Because that is how the book starts and that’s exactly how it hooked me in with its very first sentence. And it never really did let me go.
I LOVED the plot! It’s unlike any New Adult plot out there which is a major plus. Because I’m really tired of all the similar themes going around in the name of New Adult. This one just shines out, it’s completely different from anything I have ever read.
And oh, did I tell you that I absolutely love that cover. It’s so stunning! Also, I have read another book by the author written under the pen name of Adriana Ryan - World of Shell and Bone (read my review) which I absolutely loved. So of course, I jumped at the chance of reading this one. Now it’s official. I am a fan of Ms. S. K. Falls aka Adriana Ryan for life. I have already got her other books on my TBR and would highly recommend you to give her books a try too.
Anyway, coming back to the book, I love the characters. The main protagonist is such an amazing character, the way she has been etched out is superb! Full points to the author for bringing about the disorder with such clarity and uniqueness. Other characters are really well written too. I fell in love with so many of them.
The book is heart-tugging and I loved the whole psychological angle to it. Pretty interesting.
The pace is really good, at no point did I feel I had had enough or it was too slow. The story kept me on my toes throughout.
Overall, I was completely bowled over by this book. A great quick read which is emotional and intense. Highly recommended.
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Adriana Ryan is the pen name of writer S.K. Falls.
A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, I enjoy alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards in Charleston, SC where I live and imbibe coffee. My husband and two small children seem not to mind when I hastily scribble novel lines on stray limbs in the absence of notepads.
Since no writer’s biography is complete without mention of her menagerie of animals, you should know I have one dog that doubles as a footstool, a second that functions as a vacuum cleaner, and a cat that ensures I never forget that my hands are, first and foremost, for pouring cat food.